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Into The Death Zone, Part 1

 

Every spring, throngs of people flock to Mount Everest to attempt to summit mountaineering’s most prestigious – and dangerous – peak. In Spring 2012, Sandra Leduc, Jon Kedrowski and Shriya Shah—three climbers with lifelong dreams of conquering Everest—arrived, ready to document their journey into the “Death Zone.” But they would soon face treacherous weather, and dangerous crowds.Journalist Michael Kodas, who has been to Everest himself, talks about the allure – and financial reality – of climbing Mount Everest.

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